“These industry honors are important recognition of Ole Smoky’s growth, and we are excited to be recognized once again as we continue to grow our company’s sales, products, teams and facilities to meet the ever increasing consumer demand,” says Robert Hall, CEO of Ole Smoky Distillery. “I am proud of the hard work and dedication our team has devoted to building our brand, and I look forward to seeing what we will accomplish in 2023 and beyond.”
Ole Smoky continues to be one of the fastest growing spirits brands in the country and home of the most visited distilleries in the world, welcoming over 5.3 million visitors last year alone. In addition to again being named the most visited distilleries in the world, the brand saw tremendous growth in 2022. According to Nielsen sales data from 52 weeks ending on 12/31/2022, Ole Smoky brand dollar sales were up 53.1% vs. the prior year. Data also shows Ole Smoky significantly outpaced the American Whiskey category, which only grew 1.9% over the same period.
About Ole Smoky® Distillery LLC
Ole Smoky is the leading distiller of premium moonshine in the world, the leading craft distiller in the U.S. and the first federally licensed distillery in the history of East Tennessee. Founded in 2010, Ole Smoky's roots are traced to the Smoky Mountains' earliest settlers, families who produced moonshine with enduring pride and Appalachian spirit. Ole Smoky has been recognized on the Inc. 5000 List of the fastest growing private companies in America for three consecutive years – 2020, 2021, and 2022, as well as receiving the 2021 Shanken Communications’ Hot Brand and Blue Chip Brand Award and 2022 Growth Brand Awards for Moonshine, Canned Cocktails, and Peanut Butter Whiskey. Today, Ole Smoky’s 25 creative moonshine flavors and 17 inventive whiskey flavors can be found in all 50 states and at the company's four famed distilleries in Tennessee: The Holler and The Barrelhouse in Gatlinburg, The Barn in Pigeon Forge, and 6th & Peabody in Nashville. For more information, please visit olesmoky.com and follow Ole Smoky on social media @olesmoky.